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Novalin R

Novalin R

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Published by: Cassie on Oct 19, 2008
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Generic Name Insulin Regular Peak 2-4 hours

Trade Name Novalin R Onset 30-60 min

Classification Antidiabetics, Hormones

Dose Sliding scale

Route SQ

Time/frequency PRN, BS>150

Duration 5-7 hours

For IV meds, compatibility with IV drips and /or solutions N/A Nursing Implications (what to focus on) Contraindications/warnings/interactions Hypersensitivity; use caution in times of stress or infection Common side effects lypodystrophy

Why is your patient getting this medicine? Hyperglycemia Mechanism of action and indications (Why med ordered)
Lower blood glucose by increasing transport into cells and promoting the conversion of glucose to glycogen, Promote the conversion of amino acids to proteins in muscle and stimulate triglyceride formation, Inhibit the release of free fatty acids,

Interactions with other patient drugs, OTC or herbal medicines (ask patient specifically) Corticosteroids and Warfarin

Lab value alterations caused by medicine
May cause ↓ serum potassium levels

Be sure to teach the patient the following about this medication
Emphasize the importance of compliance with nutritional guidelines and regular exercise as directed by health care professional, Advise patient to notify health care professional if nausea, vomiting, or fever develops, if unable to eat regular diet, or if blood glucose levels are not controlled, Instruct patient on signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia and what to do if they occur,

Nursing Process- Assessment (Pre-administration assessment) FSBG

Assessment Why would you hold or not give this med? Hypoglycemic

Evaluation Check after giving Blood Glucose at least every 6 hours

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